Quoting physicians her family said Khaleda Zia, who has been released from jail in an executive order last year, needs to be taken abroad for advanced treatment and submitted an application to the government in this regard last week.

The law minister on Saturday said that according to the law, the court has nothing to say about the application. That suggests the government’s decision would be final about this.

Khaleda Zia’s younger brother Shamim Iskander submitted the application to home minister Asaduzzman Khan on Wednesday night. He sent it to the secretary of the law and justice division around 11:00 pm that day. Anisul Haque said he has got the file and send his views to home ministry.

Three-time prime minister Khaleda Zia’s party claims she was sent to the jail in fabricated graft cases.